Norm Duke

Year Inducted: 2009

Category: Performance

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Owns 37 career PBA Tour titles and six career majors. Was second bowler to complete the “Grand Slam” (USBC Masters, Tournament of Champions, U.S. Open and PBA National/World Championship)…One of five players to complete the Triple Crown (TOC, U.S. Open, PBA National/World Championship). Only bowler to have won three consecutive major titles. Has won multiple titles in a season eight times, including a career-best five in 1994. Named PBA Player of the Year in 1994 and 2000. Holds the record as youngest bowler to win a PBA Tour title, winning his first title in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1983 at 18 years and 345 days. He is a four-time George Young High Average Award winner. Set the PBA single-season average record with 228.47 in 2006-07. Has appeared in multiple televised finals every season since 1990. Had a career-best nine-game TV winning streak which started on March 19, 2006, and ended on March 18, 2007, and included four titles. Rolled a nationally-televised 300 game against Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the semifinal match of the Earl Anthony Classic in Tacoma, Wash., on Jan. 5, 2003...Earned PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors in 2014.
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